Dr. Tom Thompson Olds College

Olds College President Dr. Tom Thompson to step down in June 2017 

Conroy Ross Partners to Lead Presidential Executive Search

 

October 1, 2015

 

Dr. Tom Thompson Olds College

Olds College President Dr. Tom Thompson to step down in June 2017 

Conroy Ross Partners to Lead Presidential Executive Search

 

October 1, 2015

Fourteen year veteran President Dr. Tom Thompson has agreed to a request from the Olds College Board of Governors to extend his current contract that was set to expire in December 2016 by an additional six months.  The Board wanted Thompson for the additional time to lead and execute the visionary Global Agribusiness Commons at Olds College; as well as to launch a tremendously ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign prior to his departure.

Olds College Board of Governors Chair Robert C. Clark said, “Very frankly, we believe that we have one of the very best, innovative, entrepreneurial and visionary leaders in all of Campus Alberta and indeed in Canada. Our goal, plainly stated, is to find the best to replace the best in order to continue our considerable momentum.”

The Board of Governors has worked with Greg Fieger, Partner with Conroy Ross Partners, Regina to lead the creation of the “Presidential Profile” of the next leader for Olds College.  Conroy Ross Partners will alsohead up the executive search process - which will commence in the Fall of 2016.

The task for Conroy Ross Partners and the executive search sub-committee of the Board will be to source best in class candidates internally, nationally and internationally.  They are not looking for a traditional academic manager - the profile that has been already created by the Board in concert with Fieger describes a visionary, marketer, community and economic development builder, financier and an innovator in higher education.

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Dean Turnquist
Manager, Corporate Communications

Phone: (403) 556-4631
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4631
Email: dturnquist@oldscollege.ca 
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